The Cichlid Fishes of Lake Malawi, Africa

Abstract of Publication

Stauffer, J.R., Jr., and T. Sato. 2002. A new species of Copadichromis (Cichlidae) from Thumbi West Island, Lake Malawi. Ichthyological Explorations of Freshwaters 13 (1): 91-95.  

Copadichromis atripinnis, new species, is described from the Cape Maclear Region of Lake Malawi. It is diagnosed primarily by the solid black pigmentation of the pelvic fins, the black anal fin, and the broad black bands on the caudal fin. The presence of a stone in the bower, may indicated that C. atripinnis is most closely related to C. trewavasae, C. geertsi, C. azureus, C. mbenjii and C. ilesi, all of whose bowers contain a stone.




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